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Travelogue: By Country | By Date Scotland | October 2000  

October 2000 - Crianlarich to Bridge of Orchy and Achallader

A rest day then thirteen miles to a tiny town with a wonderful pub and a B&B with its own castle

Mark and Tote do the dishes in the spotless Crianlarich hostel Puzzle man resting his legs in Crianlarich Maggie and Tote being silly A hostel room with Maggie
Crianlarich hostel The Way outside Crianlarich as it runs through one of the "forests" The boys atop a hill Looking back toward Loch Lomond with the River Fillian
Inverhaggernie and the River Fillian.  We're moving into higher ground Walking in the "forest" Ruins of St Fillian's Chapel Watching the shepherds and sheep dogs
Running from the sheep! Watching the shepherd and the sheep dogs Sheep and shepherd Cottage with roses
Higher country - Beinn Dorain (I think) Duncan and Tote chatting (probably about Star Wars) as they cross a stile Sheep poop, brought to you by Monica
Careful passage Highland cattle; Denver kids Maggie & Monica The wonderful Bridge of Orchy pub with tired walkers
Reading before bed in Mrs. Aitken's B&B Achallader castle, where some of the Highland clan chiefs agreed to swear allegiance to King William in return for amnesty and money. Castle wall Breakfast at Mrs. Aitken's B&B